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Education: Early Childhood MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Education Studies Early Learning

Course type


Course Summary

Our Education: Early Childhood MA includes innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment which are supported by a team of tutors who are also active researchers. We have designed the programme to enable you to study with others who are interested in a wide range of educational issues; for example people working in primary, secondary, post-compulsory or higher education; libraries and archive professionals; people working in museum education; people with mentor roles; Early Years teachers, play workers or Children’s Centre managers.

Education: Early Childhood MA is a flexible programme which offers you the opportunity to explore the links between theory, policy and practice in education at local, national and global levels. It is designed to support professionals working in a range of education settings but will have particular relevance for those with a particular interest in Early Childhood.

This Masters course engages you with current issues and debates in education, enabling you to gain critical awareness and understanding and to develop new insights. You will engage in research and advanced scholarship in the discipline and will develop as a self-directed, independent learner who is able to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively.

Different course options

Full time | York St John University | 18 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


18 months

Start date



This module comprises the national element of the distinctive ?Global, National, Local? structure within the MA Education. Students develop, deepen and/or broaden their knowledge and gain a critical understanding of contemporary issues in education at a national level.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree in an appropriate discipline. You will be accepted onto the programme following a satisfactory interview, references and evidence of qualifications. If you don’t have these academic qualifications you may qualify for entry based on other equivalent relevant qualifications or experience.

University information

York St John University has been changing the lives of its students since 1841, when it was established as York Teacher Training School, making it one of the UK’s oldest institutions. It has an award-winning, eleven-acre campus situated in the centre of York, boasting state-of-the-art facilities following an investment of more than £46 million since 2011. Here are just some of the reasons to start your Postgraduate study at York St John...more